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Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Plan Puts Driverless Cars on Roads by 2021

Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Plan Puts Driverless Cars on Roads by 2021
There’s been lots of buzz in the media about self-driving vehicles of late, but the reality is that it may be quite some time before consumers will have cars that can drive themselves without the need for some driver input. Between safety concerns, infrastructure needs, and costs, the technology isn’t…

From Holes in the Ground to Holes in the Wall: The Ghosts of Toilets Past, Present, and Future

From Holes in the Ground to Holes in the Wall: The Ghosts of Toilets Past, Present, and Future
Everybody pees and everybody poops. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are, or how much money you have; when you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go. But how did the contraption that we all know as the toilet come to be? Who proposed that toilets should be…
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Atomium Concept Turns 2D Drawings into 3D Edibles

Atomium Concept Turns 2D Drawings into 3D Edibles
With few exceptions, 3D printers can’t be used to print edible things, but wouldn’t it be extremely cool if we could one day print whatever food we can imagine using 3D printers? That’s the idea behind the Atomium. The concept device would be equipped with a 3D-imaging camera and software…

Puri Might Just Save Your Life If You’re Stranded on a Deserted Island

Puri Might Just Save Your Life If You’re Stranded on a Deserted Island
If you paid even the slightest bit of attention during science class, then you know better than to drink seawater. Despite how inviting it may seem (“hey, it’s still water after all!”), seawater causes severe dehydration so you’re better off thirsty than taking a drink of it. Unfortunately for those…

This’ll Bug You: Farm 432 Concept is a Countertop Larvae Farm

This’ll Bug You: Farm 432 Concept is a Countertop Larvae Farm
The global human population is booming. Some studies predict that we’ll soon run out of resources (read: food) to feed everyone as this growth continues. One of the proposed solutions? Breed insects and use them as an alternate protein source.…

Back to the Future Sports Almanac is Real, As an iPad Case

Back to the Future Sports Almanac is Real, As an iPad Case
Now Back To The Future fans can turn their iPad into the Grays Sports Almanac that Old Biff gave to Young Biff in Back to the Future II. It’s just too bad that it didn’t arrive in time to get some future scores.…

Clothing Printer: The Future of Clothes Making?

Clothing Printer: The Future of Clothes Making?
3D printers are all the rage these days. Who would’ve thought that this concept would be turned into a reality one day? It’s developments like these that make me wonder if there are things that can be considered as truly ‘impossible’, because so far, all I’m seeing is a lot…

Drinkware of the Future Changes Color When Your Drink is Spiked

Drinkware of the Future Changes Color When Your Drink is Spiked
With so many people looking to take advantage of others when they get the chance, it’s high time for innovations like these to become a reality. So what exactly makes DrinkSavvy drinkware special? Well, for one, it might just save your life.…

Freehand Concept Turns Anything into a Remote Control, is Even Easier to Lose

Freehand Concept Turns Anything into a Remote Control, is Even Easier to Lose
The first TV remote control was released in 1951. The couch potato’s best friend has seen some improvements since then, but mostly in terms of its performance and capabilities e.g. no wires, more buttons and wider compatibility. A recent design project took a look at improving the physical form and…

“Star Trek” Classroom Uses Multitouch Desks

“Star Trek” Classroom Uses Multitouch Desks
Scientists and researchers around the world are always investigating better ways to help children learn important subjects like math and science. A group of researchers at Durham University has been working for the last three years on a project to design and develop the classroom of the future. The project…

Mithos Electromagnetic Concept Car Looks Cool, Will Probably Never Exist

Mithos Electromagnetic Concept Car Looks Cool, Will Probably Never Exist
Concept cars are a strange breed when we see them at major car shows. Sometimes they can be pure flights of fancy, and other times they can be clear hints at what future vehicles will look like. A new concept car that isn’t from any of the major automakers has…

Freaky Robot Hides in Walls Only to Punch Through When Necessary

Freaky Robot Hides in Walls Only to Punch Through When Necessary
Hollywood leaves little to the imagination, especially when it comes to the future of the human race. Artificial intelligence, mechanical extraterrestrial creatures, and even man-made robots that eventually “grow” a brain and decide to go against their human creators.…

Woman Wants to Have Prosthetic Eye-Camera: the Fifteen Thousand Dollar Woman

Woman Wants to Have Prosthetic Eye-Camera: the Fifteen Thousand Dollar Woman
I’m sure some of you still remember Rob Spence and his Eyeborg project, which aims to develop a video camera that fits in a prosthetic eye, effectively substituting for the one Spence lost when he was a kid. Now, a woman named Tanya Marie Vlach wants the exact same thing…

MacBook 2020: Flexible Nanomaterials, Holographic Display, Shape-shifting, What Else Could You Want?

MacBook 2020: Flexible Nanomaterials, Holographic Display, Shape-shifting, What Else Could You Want?
How’d you like to fast-forward to the year 2020, and get a sneak peek at the MacBook of the future. Well, industrial designer Tommaso Gecchelin has already done the hard work for you, with his concept MacBook 2020.…

10,000 Year Clock Will Tell Time Til Your Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandkids are a Distant Memory

10,000 Year Clock Will Tell Time Til Your Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandkids are a Distant Memory
This has to be one of the strangest and coolest projects I have ever heard of. Way out in the desert wilds of West Texas, workers are starting the process of digging out the side of a mountain in the Sierra Diablo mountain range to install a clock that will…

Corning’s Vision of the Future is Filled With Glass (and Computers)

Corning’s Vision of the Future is Filled With Glass (and Computers)
Videos that depict the future of computers crop up every now and then, and although they are fun to watch, most of them are more flash than substance. This clip from Corning Inc. – the glass and ceramics company that gave us Gorilla Glass, among other things –  is no…
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